Beach Beats

Camp Director:  Jennifer Garr
Ages 2 – 3 years**
Three one-week camps (dates listed below)            
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Now in its eighth year, this two-hour mini-camp for the very young provides a music and art experience for children with caregivers. In a 30-minute music session, children and adults will sing, move, dance, play instruments, and chant finger plays and rhymes centered around the weekly theme. The remainder of the morning includes an opening session, musical play, free-play (outside – weather permitting), story time, art time, and an end-of-morning wrap-up session. Daily themes listed below are as of brochure printing deadline and may be revised slightly prior to the start of camp.

Requirement
**Children must meet the age requirement as of July 1, 2014.

Maximum Enrollment
Each session is limited to 16 children accompanied by an adult caregiver. In case of maximum enrollment, smaller sub-groups will be created to allow children and caregivers to enjoy an optimum experience of all activities.

Schedule
Each session runs for one week and offers a different theme. Families may choose to register for any number of weeks (see fee schedule on next page).

Location
Beach Beats will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, located on Cherry Hill Road just off Route 206, only 5 minutes from the Westminster Choir College campus and downtown Princeton. All Beach Beats classrooms are air-conditioned with adjoining privacy bathrooms and diaper-change facilities. Directions will be sent in the confirmation packet.

**Due to allergy concerns, each camper is to bring in a NUT-FREE daily snack from home. Families will be asked to provide allergy information, for the safety of all.

Session 1 • July 21 – 25
A Day at the Museum
Enjoy a “guided tour” created especially for our youngest museum patrons!  Through songs and stories, we will travel from museum to museum in search of our favorite exhibits, including dinosaurs, airplanes, and space travel.
    Day 1        Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum
    Day 2        Planets and Stars at the Planetarium
    Day 3        Things that Fly at the Air and Space Museum
    Day 4        Music and Art at the Art Museum
    Day 5        Museum Multi-Pass – Revisiting our Favorites

Session 2 • July 28 – August 1
Nature, You, and Music, Too!
Come explore the world of nature through song and movement. We will listen to composers’ interpretations of nature themes.
    Day 1        Trees, Flowers, and Beanstalks
    Day 2        Insects, Spiders, and Other “Creepy Crawlies”
    Day 3        Wind, Water, and Weather
    Day 4        Crocodiles, Birds, and Fish
    Day 5        Sharing our Favorites

Session 3 • August 4 – 8
Across the USA
All aboard!  As we ride a musical train on a cross-country journey, we will explore America’s rich heritage through song.
    Day 1        Beginning our Journey in NYC
    Day 2        Hiking the Appalachian Trail
    Day 3        Crossing the Prairie
    Day 4        Climbing the Rockies
    Day 5        Splashing in the Pacific

FeesBefore May 15After May 15
One session$125$140
Two sessions$210$230
Three sessions$285$300

Fees include a Westminster Conservatory T-shirt. Children attending more than one week will receive their T-shirt the first week of their camp experience.

A non-refundable deposit of $35 per session is due with the camp application. The balance is due by June 1. Registrations received after June 1 must pay in full. Cancellations after June 1 will receive a refund (less deposit) if another student can be placed from a waiting list.

For questions and additional information, please contact Early Childhood Department Head Jennifer Garr at 609-921-7104 or JGarr@rider.edu.